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on 23 June 2005
If there was just one Albert album to own out of all that has been released, this is the one.
It is so good it is scary. To place this album in its historical perspective of early 1964 you have to compare this with Coltrane's Crescent or Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine/Four & More. It still sounds radical today, yet over the years the inherent logic of Albert's solos have become familiar - and grow in stature as a consequence.
The quality of the remastering deserves mention too. Being a sax, bass and drums trio, the enhanced sound highlights the strong support of Sunny Murray and Gary Peacock.
Thanks ESP for having the foresight to record him in the first place and for the re-issue with the super sound.
Buy this while you can!!
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on 18 January 2013
An apparently single-take recording by Albert Ayler's trio (Albert Ayler, tenor sax; Gary Peacock, bass; Sunny Murray, drums). Recorded straight to mono in 1964 (the recording was released in the following year), it includes two takes of Ayler's wonderful tune 'ghosts', and two other tracks, 'the wizard' and 'spirits'. The playing is magnificent but unrestrained - if you don't like the outer reaches of tenor sax technique, this is not for you. If you do like it, you'll probably find the album a little short - which is the reason for the 'but' in the title. The mono sound is outstanding, by the way - all three musicians come over clearly and sonorously, with particularly resonant, well recorded bass. Another reason to wish they had recorded more.
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on 19 February 2013
Just buy this album.
If you want something to set you up on an uneven keel this is it.
A friend recommended it to me ......I Will love him forever.
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on 1 September 2014
Excellent.
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on 22 January 2016
Important record and great quality and service!
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